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Photoshop Creative

NEW!

The only monthly

Adobe Photoshop
dedicated magazine

ISSUE TWO

Inside
Painter IX

FILTER MAGIC

Take your first steps


with Painter IX and
see how it can
enhance Photoshop

Pastel
portraits

Free CD inside

creatIve

Hot tips for making your


own brushes and then using
them to paint a pastel picture

Olympus
Mju 800

Make the
selection

Is this the perfect


camera for night
photography?
We find out

In-depth guide to the


different selection tools
and how to use them

Colour
chameleon
The easy way to
replace colour in
your photos

Free
CD-ROM!

50 Mac and PC fonts


45 Royalty-free photos
Creative plug-ins
Time-saving actions

and much more

Magic
Learn how filters can
turn ordinary photos
into striking artwork

Create the cover page 26

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welcome issue two

Welcome
A glimpse
of whats in
store this
issue

Digital Painting:
Salvador Dali
page 40
Work with HDR images
page 32

Mission Statement
Here at Photoshop Creative, we
promise to always give you the best
selection of resources to help improve
your Photoshop skills. Whether its
in-depth guides to tools and
techniques, or showing how to create
a work of digital art, well make sure
the information you get is accurate
and informative. We want you to get
the optimum Photoshop experience,
and have as much fun using the
program as we do putting the
magazine together.

Painting pastel
portraits
page 52

Create
x-ray effects
page 62

How many times have you


picked up a magazine and
wished you could create its
cover? Well, this issue you
get to have a go at exactly
that. Turn to page 26 and
learn not only how to make
an illustration worthy of a cover, but also
how to work with displacement maps. If
digital painting is more your thing, stop by
page 40 where we look at re-creating one of
Salvador Dalis masterpieces. This Surrealist
godfather would have had kittens if he had
ever got the change to use the Photoshop
software, so we think its only fitting to use
the program to emulate one of his works.
Digital photographers get the change to play
with HDR images and enjoy unprecedented
control over the look of their photos, and
we also reveal how to change the colour of
an object and still keep its tone, texture and
detail. Illustrators get the chance to play with
producing an x-ray effect on a photo. Plus we
have essential guides to using the in-built tools
and techniques of the Photoshop software.
Finally, a big thank you to everyone who
has written in with their comments about
issue one. We really want you to be part of
the magazine, and that means hearing your
opinions, whether they be good, bad
or indifferent.

Jo Cole Editor
jo.cole@imagine-publishing.co.uk

CHECK IT OUT! | VISIT US ONLINE AT WWW.IMAGINE-PUBISHING.CO.UK

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issue two

contents
Complete list
Whats in this issue

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Contributors

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Creative forum

10

Creative hub

Without these contributors, wed


just be a bunch of notes pages

These pages are for you to wax


lyrical with other readers

A round-up of the latest products,


websites, competitions, events and
happenings in the creative world

13

Interview: Ray Larabie

14

Exhibit

18

Feature: The standout


stock sites

Create a
cover image
26

When used correctly lters can rock


your design world. Learn how we
used them to create our cover image

We talk to the man who unleashed


free fonts onto the world

It doesnt matter if youre a pro


designer or a home user send us
your images to print here

Pad out your creative choices with


our guide to the best stock libraries

25

Tutorial intro

78

Advice centre

84

Next month

85

Creative reviews

94

On the CD

96

Subscribe

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From digital painting to photo


editing, our tutorials cover the
spectrum of Photoshops features

More of your image-editing


problems are solved before your
very eyes

10

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Is it that time already? See what you


get next issue

Hardware, software and resources


that could be of help

14

Youll find the CD on the inside back


cover; turn to these pages to find out
whats on it!

Subscribe to Photoshop Creative


today and save 50%

Readers challenge
We throw down another creative
gauntlet for you to pick up

Creative hub

Exhibit

Advice centre

The latest creative news

Artist showcase

Your questions answered

Discover what might crop up


in Photoshop CS3, see what
new hardware has arrived and
meet some worthy websites

Enter our Exhibit arena


where we parade the work of
Photoshop enthusiasts. One
day you could be here!

Get to the route of all


image-editing evil here. And
dont forget to send us your
troublesome photos

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Make great art today

26

Create the cover

32

Work with HDR images

40

Digital Painting: Dali

46

X-ray effects

58

Change and replace colour

62

Essential tools

70

Save time with actions

72

Cool plug-ins: Light!

74

Introduction to Painter

94

Discover how up-and-coming artist Pete


Harrison took merged photography and
the Displace filter to create our cover
Create high dynamic range photos
and enjoy unprecedented control over
your photographs

Get a greater understanding of the


Surrealist master by learning how to
re-create his infamous melting clocks

Learn how clever manipulation of the


Adjustments menu can create the dreamy,
other-worldly look of x-ray

Experiment with different colour effects


without losing any tone or shading

Learn to master some of the most popular


tools to use in your work and create a
stunning piece or art to boot

Automate boring editing tasks by some


clever use of actions and droplets all is
explained here

Brighten up drab and dowdy photos by


introducing natural light effects with this
excellent plug-in

If youve fallen in love with the natural


media look, try your hand at Painter. It can
be used with Photoshop too!

Technical tutorials
Understand your software

36

Big technique:
Selection tools
The inner workings of the selection tools

85
Creative reviews

On the CD

Spend some money

650MB of resources

Be it cameras, printers,
software or books, this section
is where we examine products
to help you get creative

Each issue comes with a


free CD-ROM packed with
resources, add-ons and
tutorial resource files

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Focus on: Blur lters

52

Focus on: Art History Brush

68

Focus on: Glow effects

Take a trip through the Blur filters

How to modify existing brushes and paint a


pastel portrait

Make your image sizzle with electric light

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